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Is a funder’s review process fair? A Research Manager’s perspective

Our Research Manager, Desh Mofidi, offers his insights to this question based on his experience working for five years at PRUK, following three years working in the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funding programme. While I was working for the NIHR RfPB programme as its Programme Manager before joining […]

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Applying for funding: A Research Manager’s perspective

Our Research Manager, Desh Mofidi, offers his insights into the grant review process and some of the things he would advise prospective applicants to consider. It is almost 5 years since I started working as Research Manager for Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK), having managed the administration of our funding calls, created new schemes, and updated […]

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Promises, promises, promises: three reasons for grant writing failure

Professor David Wright, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of East Anglia, has offered his thoughts on what makes a good research application – specifically on the issue of ambitious proposals. A common feedback point from the applications we receive has been that applicants promise to deliver more than realistically achievable. Professor Wright delves […]

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2021 Awards and Bursaries Round is live!

We are proud to launch another round of funding this year for the research training and development of pharmacists in the UK. Alongside our traditional training bursaries and development awards dedicated to pharmacists to carry out a range of research projects and training courses, we are pleased to be able to continue our partnerships with […]

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Association of Medical Research Charities’ Open Research Platform

Desh Mofidi offers his impressions on AMRC’s Open Research platform, including the benefits of this platform and why applicants and researchers should consider submitting outputs to this platform.PRUK have partnered with 24 other AMRC charities to provide a platform where researchers are able to rapidly publish the results of their research. Whether you want to […]

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The value of PRUK’s status as an NIHR non-commercial partners; experiences of a researcher

Dr Debi Bhattacharya (PRUK SAP member) offers her thoughts on the support available through the NIHR for anyone considering to conduct research or prepare a research funding bid. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research. PRUK’s status as an NIHR non-commercial partner means that when […]

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Clive Smee – obituary

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Clive Smee, who among many other important roles served as a very active trustee for the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust (PPRT), one of the organisations that eventually became Pharmacy Research UK. Our thoughts are with Clive’s family and friends – you can read more about his […]

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RPS Support for research

We are keen to showcase the opportunities available for pharmacists to gain the support they need in developing a research funding proposal. The Science and Research team from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have provided further details on the support services they offer to pharmacists who are interested to apply for research funding! Previous PRUK […]

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What does good patient and public involvement look like?

Patient and public involvement (PPI) is a crucial part of our research process, so we asked the patient experts who sit on our advisory panel, Sylvia Bailey and Becky Harmston, what researchers can do to make sure they are properly involving patients and service users in their work. There are many different models for patient […]

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Diabetes UK Partnership

We are delighted to be able to partner with Diabetes UK to offer funding to pharmacists and health service researchers to explore how pharmacy can deliver positive health impacts for people with diabetes. We are looking for practical proposals exploring how pharmacy and pharmacists can support people with diabetes. This could include, but is not […]

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